Apple has licensed a “network adapter” on iOS

Apple obtained approval from the US Federal Communications Commission two days ago for a “network adapter” running on iOS. It is one of the countless electronic products that pass through the labs of this communication product validation authority on a daily basis.

Regarding the subject in question, the photos that always accompany these files are here kept under the seal of confidentiality. We only have the technical presentation as well as a very brief indicative diagram showing a rectangular object.

Test docs describe it as having a battery, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB-C, and an antenna. It manages Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. It features 32GB of storage and 1.5GB of RAM. A tested variant uses Lightning instead of USB-C and 1 GB of RAM. As for its system, it is an old internal version of iOS 15.5 (19F47) which serves as firmware.

The role of this adapter is not described, it is not the subject of these tests which ensure that the radio parts work correctly and without danger. The device has been tested in connection with a MacBook Pro.

Impossible to know more at this stage but it should be kept in mind that Apple also manufactures a whole range of products which pass these certifications but which are only used for internal purposes. This can very well be equipment for its offices, its technicians, its teams in the Apple Store.

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